Tiffany Kelley


The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Visiting Professor for Innovations and New Knowledge in Nursing

Director, Healthcare Innovation Certificate Program


Dr. Tiffany Kelley is a leading expert on the topics of health care innovation and informatics in the contemporary times of delivering safe, efficient, timely, patient-centered, effective and equitable care to patients and their families. She is a published author, keynote speaker, and thought leader committed toward improving on limitations within the status quo.

Kelley was appointed as the DeLuca Foundation Visiting Associate Professor for Innovations and New Knowledge in August 2018. To her knowledge, Dr. Kelley is the first nurse in the United States to be appointed as a visiting professor dedicated to integrating innovation into the nursing curriculum across degree programs. By preparing our nursing students and current nurses and advancing their education with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward innovative behaviors and culture, we hold the potential to drive significant positive change in the profession of nursing and health care at large. Dr. Kelley’s combined academic background, professional experiences and overall vision uniquely prepared her for her appointed role at UConn.

Her entrepreneurial spirit and ability to recognize solutions to existing problems are palpable during her invited talks and keynote addresses. Dr. Kelley is the author of Electronic Health Records or Quality Nursing and Health Care, a textbook offering comprehensive insights on the complex tool we are dependent upon today as health care professionals. Kelley also holds the role of founder/CEO of Nightingale & iCare. In 2017, Kelley was recognized as one of the top 12 women in health care and awarded Excellence in Innovation for Nightingale Apps’ Know My Patient in 2018.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Nursing & Healthcare Innovation
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Digital Health


  • Ph.D. in Nursing, Nursing Informatics Concentration, Duke University
  • MS in Nursing Administration, Northeastern University
  • MBA, Northeastern University
  • BS in Nursing, Georgetown University
  • Board Certification, Informatics Nursing, ANCC 2014 (recertified 2019)
  • Certification, Disruptive Strategy, Harvard Business Online, November 2018
  • Certification, Cybersecurity, Harvard Business Online, November 2019
  • Certification, Innovate Aware, Experience Point, September 2019
  • Certification, Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators, January 2020
  • Certification, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Cornell University, January 2021

Honors & Awards

  • 2018: Awarded the Excellence in Healthcare Innovation Award by Smart Health
  • 2018: CIO Review: Nightingale Apps in 50 Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers
  • 2017: Selected as one of the Top 100 Women and one of Top 12 in Healthcare from the Top 100 Magazine
  • 2016: DreamIT Accelerator Finalist
  • 2016: Becker’s 50 Apps for Clinicians and Consumers to Know
  • 2015: Becker’s 10 Healthcare Startups to Know for 2016
  • 2015: Tap the Future, Startup Competition, Semi-Finalist, 20K Competition
  • 2015: M2D2 New Venture Competition: Poster Presentation Finalist: Nightingale Apps, Lowell MA
  • 2015: Web Summit Featured Startup, Dublin Ireland
  • 2015: MassChallenge, World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, Semi-Finalist, Nightingale Apps
  • 2014: Center for Women & Enterprise 2nd Annual Female Entrepreneur Challenge, Finalist
  • 2014: MassChallenge, World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, Semi-Finalist, Nightingale Apps
  • 2014: Northeastern University IDEA Grant Awardee
  • 2014: Women’s Net Grant, Monthly Winner

Selected Publications

National Library of Medicine bibliography

Curriculum Vitae

A portrait of visiting professor Tiffany Kelley.
Contact Information
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